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by Patricia Highsmith
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Ian Hart stars as charming, cultured Tom Ripley, in Patricia Highsmith's classic thriller. A rich young man arrives at Belle Ombre. He and Tom end up having to fight for their lives in sexually-ambiguous, underworld Berlin. Tom Ripley...Ian Hart Frank Pierson...Nicholas Hoult Heloise...Helen Longworth Lily Pierson...Janice Acquah Reeves Minot...Paul Rider Eric Lanz...Jonathan Tafler Ralph Thurlow...Philip Fox Max...Matt Addis Dramatist Stephen Wyatt Director Steven Canny and Claire Grove.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by José Saramago
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A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind and becomes patient zero in a contagion of blindness that sweeps through a city. The authorities isolate the blind in a mental asylum. Blind thugs take over. When all are blind, all the rules change. What it is to be human must change.  Written by Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago and translated by Giovanni Pontiero.  Adapted by Matt Thompson.  Produced and directed by Matt Thompson Doctor's wife: Josefina Gabrlelle Doctor: Anthony...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Jill Hyem
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Lara is haunted by a Corsican lullaby. Can it be due to some repressed memory from her childhood? Tracy Wiles … Lara Ben Crowe … Sam Mary Wimbush … Mrs Osborne John Turner … Aiden Routh Elizabeth Bell … Judith Routh Tessa Worsley … Marjory Ioan Meredith … Vicar Stephen Critchlow … Various Becky Hindley … Various Written by Jill Hyem. Director: Cherry Cookson. The Saturday Play BBC Radio 4 FM, 16 October 1999 15.00 Image thanks to Corsica-MemoryCatcher ...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Sue Glover
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Cara is four years old when her mother disappears. Time passes...will her mother ever return?  And if not, why not?  With Liam Brennan, Jimmy Chisholm, Simon Donaldson, Claire Knight, Grant O'Rourke, Gayanne Potter, Wendy Seager.  Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Christopher Reason
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An old man with a broken heart wonders whether he can remedy his sorry situation. Poignant monologue with Bernard Cribbins. Directed by Martin Jenkins
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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"The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales" is a collection of haunting short stories written, abridged and introduced by Kate Mosse. They are all inspired by legends and folktales from the French and Sussex Countryside and each story explores the relationship between landscape and emotion. Grief and Guilt. Loss and happiness. They are timeless in their telling, ranging from the mythical past to the present day. Kate Mosse has chosen 5 out of the collection that exemplify the...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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In The Lotos Effect, Linus Scott is a General Practitioner dealing with the normal range of ailments when he is called to the home of a young woman struggling with a recurring nightmare. But after a second teenager independently reports the same dream, something happens which moves events into a more sinister dimension. A man called Linus Scott, a woman called Alice Pyper and a remote East Coast village called Ait - these are the only ingredients of this returning series which remain constant....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Elizabeth Kuti
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On Margaret's 67th birthday, an uninvited guest calls who shares the same birthday. The teenager, May, seems to know more about Margaret's life than she should. So who is she and what does she really want? Elizabeth Kuti’s poignant play about coming to terms with the past Starring Patricia Routledge as Margaret, Emily Fleeshman as May and Roy Hudd as Ron. Produced and directed by Tanya Nash 45 minutes Afternoon Play - BBC Radio 4 FM, 5 July 2004 14.15 Image thanks to Flensshot...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Bram Stoker
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Haunted - Tales of the Supernatural The Judge's House by Bram Stoker Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property. Stars Nigel Havers as Malcolmson, Nancy Nevinson as Mrs Dempster and Jane Thompson as Mrs Witham. With David Timson and Alexander John. Dramatised by Patricia Mays. Directed by Derek Hoddinott
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by R D Wingfield
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A young child has gone missing. There is a complex interplay between police, parents and kidnapper ... and a most surprising resolution.     'As we've said sir, reasons are rarely adequate when we try to explain them to other people.'   Det-Insp Nuttall: Frederick Treves David Hallet: John Pullen Clare Hallet: Alethea Charlton Det-Sgt Dalton: John Samson Dr Fuller: Douglas Blackwell Jordan : J J Murphy Man at station: Martin Friend John Foster: John Rye Bank manager: Antony Higginson...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Jimmy McAleavey
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D.I. James McCoy is an old style, hard-man copper, who though tempted by an offer of redundancy, determines to nail the killer of a colleague involved in undercover work. McCoy knows what he has to do to gain a conviction, but for the first time in his career he finds himself undermined not only by a psychopathic murderer, but by a somehow familiar voice in his head which ridicules and emasculates him, and threatens to completely destroy him. James McCoy - Tim McInnerny The Voice - Danny Webb...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Andrea Earl
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A tense, psychological thriller about a mother who believes her husband is plotting to kill their newborn baby. Jenny ...... Lyndsey Marshal Matt ...... Joe Caffrey Sylvia ...... Olwen May Doctor ...... Stephen Tomlin Sound design by Kal Ross and Steve Brooke. Directed by Pauline Harris.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J M Barrie
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In Mary Rose (First produced in 1920), Barrie, best known for Peter Pan,  ventures back into the dangerous world of fantasy as a visitor to an old house revives a painful past. In that past time, Mary Rose Morland, a child-like young woman, fell in love with Simon. But before her parents consented to the marriage, they revealed a strange secret to the prospective bridegroom that not even Mary Rose knew. Abridged and directed by Jill Graham Mary Rose ..... Moya Leslie Simon ......... David...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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Life in the remote East Coast village of Ait appears to be determined by inexplicable influences. With Greg Wise as Linus Scott.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Julian Simpson
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Bad Memories by Julian Simpson  In 2004, a successful architect and his family mysteriously disappear from their home. Six years later five bodies are found in the cellar of their house. They are identified as Jonathan and Imogen Blake and their son, Matthew; Philip Gibson, who was on the missing person's register and a woman, identity unknown. Forensics determine that not only were they murdered, but the time of death was 1926. Can audio files found with the bodies solve the mystery? Cast:...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Various
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Episode 1 - The Door in the Wall By HG Wells. Is daydreamer Lionel Wallace brave enough to turn his back on the world he knows for a better life? Read by Anton Lesser. Episode 2 - Fifty Cents By Tim Powers and James P Blaycock. Time and chance play tricks on George Lyle as he drives across the Arizona desert. Read by Nathan Osgood. Episode 3 - The Faery Handbag By Kelly Link. A distraught young woman loses both her boyfriend and her grandmother to a magical bag. Read by Maggie Blake. Episode 4...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by John Wyndham
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John Wyndham's science-fiction horror about travellers trapped in space, read by Nicholas Boulton. Produced by Gemma Jenkins Episode 1 The instinct for survival is explored when a group of space travellers are trapped on board a shuttle to Mars. Episode 2 Trapped in space, food is running out and then one passenger reveals a shocking secret...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Lord Peter investigates the case of a novelist accused of murdering her lover. Dorothy L Sayers adaptation starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Mervyn Bunter, Carleton Hobbs as the Judge, Charlotte Mitchell as the Dowager Duchess, Ann Bell as Harriet Vane and Stephen Thorne as the Attorney-General, Ambrosine Phillpotts as Miss Climpson, and Gabriel Woolf as Chief Inspector Parker.    Episode 1 - Old Bailey Lord Peter Wimsey attends the trial of Harriet Vane, a young...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Wally K Daly
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Paul Williamson arrives home, only to find himself already there. What exactly is going on?  Paul - Paul Daneman Faye - Norma Ronald Frank - Donald Hewlett Margaret - Gwen Watford Harold - Eric Allen Directed by Martin Jenkins
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ray Bradbury
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Ray Bradbury introduces his own tingling tales Episode 1 - Night Call Collect   Marooned accidentally on Mars, telephone engineer Barton waits for the rescue rocket and goes on putting up the phone lines. Then one morning - on his 80th birthday - the phone rings. Dramatised by Brian Sibley. Starring Kerry Shale. Directed in Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson Episode 2  - Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You One afternoon in the Confessional, the priest hears a familiar voice and smells a familiar...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Roy Williams
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The fourth series of The Interrogation comprises three contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. The series features Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as Detective Chief Inspector Max Matthews and Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage, two police officers from different generations and different worlds, but together they make an excellent team. Their professional relationship has slowly evolved over the years, especially since Sean was seriously wounded in the...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Roy Williams
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The second series of Roy Williams' hard hitting dramas of modern crime. Critical acclaim for the first series included this, in the Spectator... He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the sharp, brittle, spot-on dialogue, he forces you to recognise the limitations of your experience, your understanding. It's not the story outline that matters, but the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alan Harris
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It's 1801 and Lighthouse keepers Howell and Griffith are posted to 6 weeks on the Smalls - a desolate rock 20 miles off the Pembrokeshire coast. But the two men share a past. Because of what happens next, lighthouses would never again have only a crew of two. Based on a true story. Howell - Paul Rhys Griffith - Ifan Huw Dafydd Directed by James Robinson
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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In The Abominable Man, Martin Beck is called in to work in the middle of the night to see the butchered body of a senior policeman. He begins to investigate, dogged by a sense that catastrophe is imminent and once again, his instinct is correct. Translator Thomas Teal Dramatised by Katie Hims  Narrator -  Lesley Sharp Narrator -  Nicholas Gleaves Martin Beck - teven Mackintosh Lennart Kollberg - Neil Pearson Gunvald Larsson - Ralph Ineson Einar Ronn -  Wayne Foskett Frederik Melander -...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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The apartment of a suspect being staked out by Gunvald Larsson explodes, killing three people.Arson and murder isn't at first suspected - much to Larsson's fury - but when it becomes clear that the fire was started on purpose, the case hinges on the needle-in-a-haystack chance of finding a man who fits an impossibly vague description who was somewhere in the area around the time of the fire. Original Music composed by Elizabeth Purnell Directed by Mary Peate. Martin Beck -  Steven Mackintosh...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Tessa Hadley
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Sian Thomas reads Tessa Hadley's powerful and haunting novel, a beautifully observed portrait of a family and the change wrought by time across the generations. Three middle-aged sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents' old house for three long, hot summer weeks. Under the idyllic surface, there are immediate tensions.  Secrets, misunderstandings and passion play out as the characters shift and reappraise and a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualised - winds down to its...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Alastair Jessiman
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A journalist goes missing after building up a dossier on a powerful crime family. Thomas is brought in by police to investigate his disappearance. Thomas Soutar - Robin Laing DI Crawford - Simon Tait DS Gilhoolie - David Ireland DCI Waller - Lewis Howden Kat - Julie Duncanson Tyler - Alasdair Hankinson Liz - Lucy Hollis Other parts are played by the cast. Produced and directed by Bruce Young
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Robin Maugham
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In post-WWII London, a man loses control of his life to the malign influence of a new manservant who exploits his master's weakness, laziness and  sexuality. Dramatised by Ronald Frame Directed by Gordon House Richard - Jamie Glover Tony - Bertie Carvel Barrett - Anton Lesser Sally - Lydia Leonard Vera - Alex Tregear Mrs Toms - Carolyn Pickles Girl - Ayesha Antoine
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by Agatha Christie
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Episode 1  - The Message  A blizzard has hit England. In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan. He's rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village. As evening draws in, a séance is proposed. But it reveals something far more sinister than they'd all anticipated... Episode 2  - An Arrest for Murder  A seance at the remote Sittaford House has revealed the murder of Captain...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Georges Simenon
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Maigret is a few years short of his retirement and has just refused promotion to the post of Head of the Police Judiciary, preferring the human contact he enjoys as Head of the Criminal Division. His wish is granted when Madam Nathalie Sabin-Levesque, an elegant but highly nervous lady insists that he personally investigates the disappearance of her husband Gerard, a highly successful and rich Parisian lawyer. Maurice Denham - Chief Inspector Jules Maigret  Michael Gough - Georges Simenon ...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Georges Simenon
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Inspector Jules Maigret is one of the world's best known fictional detective. Created by Georges Simenon, the pipe-smoking, gruff French Detective has inspired countless TV series and feature films. Although most of Simenon's work is available in English, it was originally written in French. Read by Nicholas Le Prevost. Directed by Carrie Rooney.   Episode 1   When a lorry crashes into a stationary car, it seems like a straightforward accident. But suspicions are soon aroused, as Inspector...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Georges Simenon
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Maigret investigates the murder of a Montmartre stripper. Translated in 1954 by Daphne Woodward  Adapted for radio by Aubrey Woods.  With  Maurice Denham - Chief Inspector Jules Maigret  Michael Gough - Georges Simenon Brian Haines - Inspector Lucas John Rye - Inspector Albert Lapointe Sean Barrett - Inspector Janvier Garard Green - Inspector Lognon Madi Hedd - Rose Alfonsi Haydn Jones - Fred Alfonsi Nicolette McKenzie - Arlette Kathleen Helme - Arlette's Aunt Michael Burlington - Philippe...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Noel Coward
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Comedy by Noel Coward.  Divorced couple Amanda and Elyot meet again on their second honeymoons. Amanda ...... Helena Bonham Carter Elyot ...... Bill Nighy Sibyl ...... Andrea Riseborough Victor ...... Paul Ritter Louise ...... AnnaRose Cattanach Pianist: Colin Guthrie Directed by Sally Avens.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Tony Burgess
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Radio host Grant Mazzy is at the centre of a new strain of virus, activated by the English language itself.  Starring Stephen McHattie, Lisa Poole, Georgina Reilly, Rick Roberts, Hrant Alianak and Daniel Fathers . BBC World Service / Worldplay (CBC)
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Don Webb
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Dark thriller by Don Webb. Alan Morgan is a salesman; he spends a lot of time away from home. A series of violent crimes is committed across the north. The only lead is a photo-fit reconstruction of the robber's face - it is the spitting image of Alan. Alan - Shaun Dooley Perkins - Greg Wood Cheshire - James Quinn Jill - Fiona Clarke Berry - Roger Morlidge Margaret - Ruth Alexander-Rubin. Produced by Gary Brown
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Sebastian Baczkiewicz
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Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport with 190,000 visitors each day. It is also the setting of a conspicuously large number of ghost stories. On Runway 1 there have been recurring sightings of a wandering manwearing a pin-striped suit and bowler hat, dating back to the 1948 DCS Dakota plane crash, Heathrow's first major air incident. Based on original research interviews, Ghosts of Heathrow draws on this and other pieces of local folklore to create a psychic adventure set in and around the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Doug Lucie
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Welcome to the wedding of Emma and Richard. This is their wedding day from the viewpoints of their respective families. The dress - the food - the speeches - the music. Who wore what, who said what, what costwhat; the secrets, the lies, the smiles and the tears. From the pen of acclaimed dramatist Doug Lucie, this is one wedding you won't want to miss! Emma and Richard have done their best to keep their respective families apart, but as their wedding day approaches it is time for the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Simon Bovey
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Spring in 2019 is not the riot of colour it used to be. The honeybee is now officially extinct. Farmer Sam Clark struggles to raise a crop worth a damn. But man has adapted. Every spring an army of migrant workers, led by foreman Amra Walczak, descends on Sam's farm to pollinate by hand. It is a laborious process but it works. This spring, however, science offers a new solution, Honeybots, tiny robots that are effectively crawling bees, and Sam's put his farm forward for a trial.  Once...
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by Matt Bloom
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2020: Terrifying consequences ensue when Mary uses a new matter transportation machine to get to Sydney.  Starring Julia Watson. With James Nickerson, Emma Clarke, Ann Rye, Neil Bell, Mark Chatterton and Stuart Richman.  Directed by Jim Poyser. BBC Radio 4 Release date: 2 October 2003 45 minutes Image by pattyjansen
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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A true story of murder, mayhem and political intrigue from the casebook of Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years. Birkett....David Haig Edgar Bowker.......Trystan Gravelle,  Billy .........Alison Pettitt Elton Pace.......Michael Shelford Annie Pace/Leslie Pace....Clare Corbett Dr du Pre....Sam Dale Judge Horridge/Vicar.....Bruce Alexander Mrs Elizabeth Porter......Joanna Monro Other parts were played by John Biggins and Nigel Hastings Directed by Marc Beeby.
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Nick Perry
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Nicola Walker stars as a police detective investigating a series of murders in London's Catholic community in this gritty psychological crime drama by Nick Perry. Each Roman Catholic parish compiles a Book of the Dead from the lists of departed loved ones submitted by parishioners. Printed on the front of the envelopes are three words: November Dead List. In our drama, a young priest opens one such envelope and discovers - not a list of the dead but a list of people he knows to be alive, and...
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by Umberto Eco
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Umberto Eco's enigmatic murder mystery charts seven fateful days in the life of a medieval abbey in Italy. Dramatized by Chris Dolan Produced and directed by Bruce Young Episode 1: As monks from all over Europe gather to resolve the power struggle between the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor, a young monk is found dead. The Abbot fears either murder or witchcraft, and asks William of Baskerville to investigate. Episode 2: Three monks have died - and William of Baskerville has so far failed to...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Agatha Christie
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Hercule Poirot is summoned urgently to France, but on arrival he discovers that his very wealthy client is dead. The Belgian sleuth launches a murder investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold. Agatha Christie's whodunit stars John Moffat as Hercule Poirot, Jeremy Clyde as Captain Hastings, Madeline Smith as Dulcie Duveen, Joan Matheson as Madame Renauld and Stephen Tompkinson as Jack Renauld. From the book first published in 1923 and dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Director: Enyd...
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Six murder cases where forensic evidence helped trap the murderer. Presented by Nick Ross. 1 - The Wheels of Justice In wartime London, Rachel Dobkin is reported missing by her sister. A body is found in a south London church. Can Dr Keith Simpson prove it to be the murdered remains of Mrs Dobkin ?  Written by Rib Davis.  With Dr Keith Simpson Brett Usher Harold Dobkin, Ronald Herdman With John Church, Terence Edmond, Joanna Myers, Peter Penry-Jones, John Webb, Ann Windsor, Andrew Wincott and...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by R D Wingfield
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Polford. A brutal death occurs on an unassuming coastal fishing village.  R D Wingfield's thriller stars Leslie Sands as Sergeant Fowler, Nick Orchard as Constable Beaumont, Cornelius Garrett as Dave Clark, Paul Nicholson as the Doctor, Derek Graham as Pete Carter, Conrad Phillips as Mitchell, Gillie Graham as Rose, Fred Bryant as Fred Dickey, Douglas Leach as Albert, Deborah Paige as Kim and Patricia Gibson as Mrs Trevor. Directed by Brian Miller  Episode 1  - The Body on the Beach Until PC...
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by Lucy Caldwell
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A young married couple, Tessa and James, hire a caravan for a week's holiday on the wind-swept Northern Irish coast with their two young children. It's make-or-break for their relationship: James is in love with someone else and wants a separation. Clambering over the sand dunes on the beach Tessa and the children get into difficulties and find themselves trapped in quicksand. When James realises what is happening to his family he turns and leaves them, running away. James insists he was...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Faced with a poison-pen campaign at her alma mater, Harriet Vane asks her old friend Wimsey to investigate. Dorothy L Sayers' mystery stars Ian Carmichael and Joanna David. Episode 1  Posh sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey probes a poison-pen campaign at Oxford University.  Episode 2  After being victimised, Harriet Vane returns to her old college to find out who's behind the hate campaign.  Episode 3  Upper-crust sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey joins Harriet to help unravel the Oxford mystery. Episode...
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by J B Priestley
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Dr Salt is determined to leave Birkden, but when a patient of his suffering from chronic nephritis suddenly disappears and the police seem unconcerned, he becomes equally determined to find her. His persistence soon makes him some very powerful enemies.  Dramatised for radio by Elizabeth Bradbury Produced by Roger Pine Dr Salt: Frederick Treves Maggie Culworth: Patricia Gallimore Alan Culworth: Alan Devereux Buzzy: Ralph Lawton Supt Hurst: Jack Holloway Jill Frinton: Maggie McCarthy Sir Arnold...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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The season of good cheer and harmony is yet to arrive at the Bunker household.  Stars Peter Vaughan and Nicky Henson. Adapted for radio by Richard Wigmore Directed by Gordon House Harvey: Peter Vaughan Bernard: Ronald Herdman Belinda: Maggie McCarthy Pattie: Heather Bell Neville: Nicky Henson Eddie: Robin Summers Rachel: Jennifer Piercey Phyllis: Susan Uebel Clive: Guy Holden Saturday-Night Theatre BBC Radio 4 FM, 28 December 1985 20.30 Image thanks to Myriams-Fotos
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Peter Tinniswood
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It is Mr Openshaw's job to listen to people, except when he visits Mrs Flenswick. Peter Tinniswood tale starring Peter Sallis and Edna Dore.
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by Matthew Broughton
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When a father takes his son on a trip to a cabin in the woods, he has no idea what terrible horror is to come. A sinister story about the demons that lurk in the dark forest of the mind.  Father ..... Kenneth Cranham Son ..... Joe Dempsie Directed by James Robinson.
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Glasgow's psychic detective returns for a new case. A grieving daughter finds hundreds of cassette recordings made by a woman obsessed with her late father, a Professor of English. Thomas Soutar is hired to trace the identity of the woman behind the tapes - who styles herself the "Queen Of the Dead". Thomas - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Sheila - Tamara Kennedy Miriam - Irene MacDougall Richie - Steven McNicoll Nurse - Amiera Darwish Produced and directed by - Bruce Young. 
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's third play about a Glasgow psychic who uses his gifts to help police investigations. When Thomas Soutar agrees to help in the search for a music student who has been missing for a year, he becomes obsessed by the missing girl in ways that he had not expected. Thomas - Robin Laing Natasha - Anita Vetesse Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald Mr Paris - James Macpherson Mrs Paris -  Cara Kelly Mrs Collins - Juliet Cadzow Guest House Manager - John-Paul Hurley Carol - Patricia...
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by Alastair Jessiman
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First in a series of off-beat thrillers about a psychic detective. Police call in a psychic to help find a missing woman. Thomas Soutar is adept at solving crimes - but is his extraordinary gift a blessing or a curse?  Thomas - Jimmy Chisholm Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald DC Sharon Webb - Julie Austin Mrs Allsop - Mary Riggans Mhairi - Kathryn Howden Calum - Chris Young Duncan/Attendant - James Bryce Producer - Bruce Young Director - Bruce Young
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Virginia Gilbert
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Frustrated Martin is offered an amazing opportunity, but is he brave enough to take it? Stars Joss Ackland and Adrian Dunbar.
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by Frank Baker
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When, on the spur of the moment, Norman Huntley and his friend Henry invent an eighty-three-year-old woman called Miss Hargreaves, they are inspired to post a letter to their new fictional friend. It is only meant to be a silly, harmless game - until Miss Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep. She is, to Norman’s utter disbelief, exactly as he had imagined her: enchanting, eccentric, and endlessly astounding. He hadn’t imagined, however, how much havoc an imaginary octogenarian could wreak...
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by Dermot Bolger
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Dublin, 2005, the height of the property boom. Alice and Frank long to move from their city terrace to a bungalow by the sea but with house prices constantly escalating how are they ever going to compete in the bidding wars? The solution comes from their neighbour, a property developer, who proposes a lucrative business opportunity. Is this proposition just too good an opportunity to turn down? With Dublin's property market soaring to dizzy heights, what could they possibly lose? Frank - Dermot...
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by Hugh Costello
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As an expert on memory loss, Greg Cooke is asked to invalidate the testimony of an eyewitness in a high-profile murder trial. He undermines the Prosecution's key witness by convincing the jury that we forget as much within 24 hours as we do over a whole year. As a result, a vicious murderer walks free, but Greg is soon to discover - there's a price to pay. A tense, white-knuckle ride as a rather self-satisfied hero embarks, reluctantly, on a voyage of self-discovery. Greg Cooke.... Michael...
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by Ellen Dryden
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Childhood memories and perhaps something a little more sinister continue to draw Ben Wheeler back to a lake. When a child disappears his obsession provokes suspicion. With James Aubrey as Ben Wheeler, Karen Archer as Isabelle; also stars Pauline Yates, Frances Jeater, Barry Woolgar, Teresa Gallagher, David Thorpe, Nicholas Boulton, Steve Hodson, Isabelle Hewitt, John Prendergast, Hayley Thomas. Directed by Ned Chaillet.
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by Brian Aldiss
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Brian Aldiss's award-winning story about space travel and how it affects life back home was adapted for radio to celebrate his 80th birthday Astronaut, Jack Westermark, is the only survivor from a mission to Mars but is changed man.  This was a special commision for BBC7, produced by Gemma Jenkins. Read by Jamie Glover. 
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by Shirley Jackson
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Series of short stories by the American author Shirley Jackson, who wrote in a style of 'creeping unease' from the 1940s until her death in 1965. Episode 1 - The Lottery An exciting day for the inhabitants of a small American farmingcommunity. As always, no-one likes to upset the tradition of the ancient black box. Read by Stacy Keach. Episode 2  - Trial by Combat Emily Johnson has known for some time who is stealing things from her New York furnished room, but only now has she decided to...
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Chronicles of Ait -The Saxon Stones finds author and one-time TV historian Linus Scott returning to the remote east coast settlement of Ait to attend the funeral of his childhood mentor, Kenrick, a scholar of Old English who had rescued the young boy from a problem background. But also attending the ceremony is a stranger, Alice Pyper, who, to Scott's surprise, appears to have had some connection to the deceased man. When Alice begins snooping around Kenrick's house, Scott confronts her, and...
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by Karen Brown
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Inspired by a true story - An ambitious policeman is duped. Dean Ellis believes his life is coming together; he gets the new job in Fraud, the new girlfriend, and then everything falls apart. Dean Ellis - Matthew McNulty Jen - Rachel Leskovac Ian - Craig Gallivan Laura - Rachel Austin Sgt Walker - Roger Morlidge DI Edwards - Hugh Simon Produced and directed by Pauline Harris
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by Nick Fisher
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A successful businessman and his wife travel to see an old friend for the evening, in his house on the edge of the Norfolk marshes. But all is not what it seems... and some people have long memories. The ultimate revenge story. Lucy - Elizabeth Proud Susan - Joan Walker Matthew - Kim Wall Leonard - Peter Tuddingham Local man - Peter Crase. Produced and directed by Martin Jenkins. 
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by Mark Lawson
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When Natasha Lonsdale, loving mother and respected businesswoman goes missing, neither her husband, her family or even her lover have any idea why. Natasha it appears had a secret life; a life which is now starting to unfold in both the newspapers and on the worldwide web with devastating results. Do any of us ever really know who any one else is - even after 20 years of marriage? Mark Lawson's, 'What do you Know?', suggests not. DCI Parsons - Roger Allam Natasha Lonsdale - Rebecca Saire...
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by Margaret Wilkinson
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It is the summer of 1940 and Anna, a young Italian translator is working at the BBC's Wood Norton Hall, Evesham: a government listening post where she monitors enemy domestic radio broadcasts. Her work is secret; she looks for buried information on troop movements in Italian radio broadcasts and provides information to the Allies. Anna works alongside sound engineers and other translators, including young German translator Fred who is in love with Anna. One day the voice of Anna's recently...
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by Edward Bond
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Chair is the third play in Edward Bond's The Chair Plays trilogy.  Alice is looking after Billy, a young man she took in to her home – illegally – when he was a baby. One day, when she witnesses a soldier escorting an old woman, someone Alice believes she knows, to prison, she offers a kindness: the soldier has been waiting with his prisoner for over three hours; Alice offers him chair to sit on. This basic, human gesture explodes the secure and private world that Alice had built to...
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by Stefan Zweig
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What had seemed to Hofmiller to be merely a social blunder has had unforeseen consequences and he's now embarked on a most perilous course of deception.  Dramatised for radio in two episodes by Stephen Wyatt with a cast that includes Piers Wehner, Bryony Hannah, Ronald Pickup, Jasper Britton & Michael Jayston.  Stefan Zweig is a remarkable writer who had a remarkable life, but is not nearly as well known as he deserves to be, as Simon Gray discovered when he was attracted by the cover of...
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by Agatha Christie
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When Richard Abernethie, last master of Enderby Hall, dies suddenly in his sleep, the family are eager to discover how his riches have been divided. However, the reading of the will is rudely interrupted by his youngest sister Cora as she blurts out "he was murdered, wasn't he?" Used to her inopportune remarks, the family ignore her. But the next day, when Cora herself is found brutally killed, they start to wonder...  Starring John Moffatt as Poirot with Frank Thornton as Mr....
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by Ben Steiner
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A rather neglected, weary and careworn God bemoans some of the day-to-day frustrations of being the Supreme Being. For some time God has been meaning to speak directly to people and after some trial and error with various knobs he manages to break into the BBC Afternoon Play where he settles down with a cup of tea to try and resolve a few things.  Ben Steiner’s first play for radio stars Tom Courtenay as God.  Rupert – Sebastian Graham-Jones God – Tom Courtenay Produced by Nicholas...
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by John Wyndham
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Matthew is twelve, and a completely normal child. Suddenly he starts asking unusual questions and behaving oddly. It is then that his parents become aware of Chocky.  Adapted for radio by John Tydeman with Eric Thompson. And Jack De Manio as himself.  Produced By: John Tydeman Matthew Gore: J Bennett David Gore: Eric Thompson Mary Gore: Sheila Grant Alan Froome: Peter Baldwin Roy Landis: Michael Spice Sir William Thorne: Rolf Lefebvre Dr Frost: Lockwood West Dennis Chattery: John Baddeley...
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by Sally Griffiths
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A gripping drama about missing memories and recapturing the past, by Sally Griffiths. Ellen Maynard has no recollection of who she used to be following a freak accident. Her husband, Anthony, is determined to win back the woman he loves, whatever the cost. Starring Amelia Bullmore as Ellen and Jamie Glover as Anthony. Ellen - Amelia Bullmore Anthony - Jamie Glover Julie - Di Botcher. Luke - Joshua Silver Dr Rackham - Susie Riddell Directed by Gemma Jenkins Release date: 27 September 2012 45...
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by Harold Pinter
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Harold Pinter's acclaimed drama about a love affair and the intricate nature of deceit which is told in reverse time from its poignant ending to its thrilling first kiss. Emma ..... Olivia Colman Jerry ..... Andrew Scott Robert ..... Charles Edwards Waiter ..... Gerard McDermott Produced and directed by Gaynor Macfarlane
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by Reginald Hill
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Superintendent Dalziel witnesses what seems to be a murder from his own window. Reginald Hill's thriller read by Philip Jackson.
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by Agatha Christie
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Butter in a Lordly Dish, written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame.  Produced by Martyn C. Webster Florrie: Beryl Calder Mrs Petter: Elisabeth Maude Julia Keene: Cecile Chevreau Hayward: Janet Morrison Susan Warren: Barbara Lott Sir Luke Enderby, K C: Richard William* Lady Enderby (Marion): Molly Rankin A railway porter: Michael Turner
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Lord Peter is on a fishing holiday in Scotland when he notes an inconsistency in the death of a local painter. Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael as the upper class sleuth Starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter, Bruce Bennett as Murdoch and Bill Wallace as Waters. Adapted for radio in six episodes by Chris Miller. Producer: Simon Brett. Episode 1 - The Body in the Burn Aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey goes on a Scottish fishing holiday in...
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by Barbara Pym
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Barbara Pym's delightful comedy of rural relationships, set in 1950, about two women in pursuit of happiness Narrated by Penelope Wilton, starring Susie Blake and Emma Fielding. Episode 1  It's the 1950s, and Jane intends to do a better job as a vicar's wife when her husband moves to a new parish. Episode 2  A year after the death of his wife, Fabian permits a clear out. Jane is keen to satisfy her curiosity. Narrator - Penelope Wilton Prudence - Emma Fielding Jane - Susie Blake Canon...
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by P D James
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P D James's first novel, in which she created her famous detective Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. A murder in an East Anglian village reveals hidden passions beneath the calm surface. Starring Robin Ellis as Adam Dalgliesh, Sian Phillips as Mrs Maxie, Hugh Grant as Felix and Beatie Edney as Deborah. Dramatised by Neville Teller. Producer: Matthew Walters
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Lord Peter must investigate his own family when his brother, The Duke of Denver, is accused of murdering their sister Lady Mary's direputable fiancee, Major Dennis Cathcart. But why are Mary and the Duke so uncooperative? and is Wimsey himself walking into danger?  Dorothy L Sayers' mystery with Ian Carmichael. Episode 1 - The Riddlesdale Inquest Sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey's brother, the Duke of Denver, is arrested for murder.  Episode 2 - Mudstains and Bloodstains With his brother's life at...
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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Starring Robin Herford and Diane Bull. Episode 1 - Table Manners A weekend of tangled relationships begins in the dining room of a country house.  Episode 2 - Living Together A weekend of tangled relationships moves to the living room of a country house.  Episode 3 - Round and Round the Garden A weekend of tangled relationships moves out into the grounds of a country house. 
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by Nigel Kneale
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An old man calls to a frog and then catches it for a sinister purpose, but will he pay for his crime? Read by George Parsons.
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by Various
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Nine ghost stories for Christmas  Dramatised by Robin Brooks. Directed by Clive Brill At a Christmas party, the young Rebecca West meets a mysterious stranger. Literary passions, among others, are aroused. What does it take to tell a good ghost story? A challenge is proffered, a battle of wits begins, as does a descent into dark imaginings.   The Red Room: 1: Eveline's Visitant  by Mary Braddon Cissie: Lia Williams Hugh: Ciaran Hinds Violet: Amanda Root Hector: Charlie Simpson The Red Room:...
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Chris Dolan's dramatisation of Stef Penney's tale of love, mystery and murder set in 1860s Canada. Starring Meg Fraser.
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by Arthur Machen
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During the First World War, a child’s sudden and inexplicable death disturbs the peace of a quiet Welsh community. But the death of the child is only the beginning of a terror that will strike not only at the village, but nature itself. Dramatised by Pat Hooker  Directed by Gerry Jones Dr Lewis: Douglas Blackwell Secretan: Sam Dastor Remnant: Manning Wilson Merritt: Danny Schiller Llewelyn: Sion Probert Thomas Griffiths: Stephen Garlick Mrs Roberts: Elizabeth Morgan Old Griffiths: Derek...
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by Tim Krabbe
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Tim Krabbe's cult novella dramatised by Oliver Emanuel. Rex and Saskia stop at a petrol station. Saskia goes in to buy drinks and is never seen again. Eight years later, Rex is so haunted by her disappearance that he sets out to discover what happened to her, regardless of the cost. A chilling love story that takes us to the heart of the perfect crime. Rex ... Samuel West  Saskia ... Melody Grove Lieneke ... Ruth Gemmell  Lemorne ... Liam Brennan Denise...Natasha Watson Cashier/Woman ......
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by David Ashton
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George Marchbanks has a passion for taxidermy and feels closer to his stuffed animals than with Margot, his wife of 25 years. It was an unhappy relationship which had become strained.  Bernard Hepton - George Marchbanks Norman Jones - Detective Sergeant Smith Alex Norton - Detective Constable John McIver Stephen Tompkinson - Police Cadet Barraclough Other parts played by Anthony Jackson and Kim Wall.  Directed by Jane Morgan. 
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by Emile Zola
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Dramatisation by Diana Griffiths of the novel by Emile Zola, set in mid-19th century Paris. Episode 1   Therese is forced by her aunt to marry her sickly son, Camille. However, upon moving to Paris, she and her lover Laurent conspire to murder Camille so that they may love freely. Episode 2   Therese and Laurent have murdered Camille and are free to marry. Their wedding night is not joyous - it is a night of terror, and each night is the same as they feel the ghost of Camille infiltrate...
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by Agatha Christie
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Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder? In Monte Carlo a short time...
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by Josephine Tey
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The Franchise is a dark and ugly house on the outskirts of the village, inhabited by two women who keep themselves to themselves. When they are accused of abducting and torturing a young girl, people begin to take notice, and local solicitor Robert Blair finds himself involved in the most extraordinary case of his life.  Produced and directed by Ellen Dryden Josephine Tey: Alison Skilbeck Marion: Tessa Peake-Jones Mrs Sharpe: Margaret Tyzack Robert Blair: Ben Daniels Kevin: Aldan McArdle Insp...
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by Adam Ganz
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Under the Nazis, Michel Oppenheim - lawyer, patriot and porcelain collector - is made head of the Jewish community in Mainz. The minutes of his regular meetings with Gestapo functionary Schwoerer survive. Civilly, they discuss the pettiest details of Nazi terror and arrangements for the deportations east. Thanks to his non-Jewish, wife Oppenheim survives. Once the war ends, the tables are turned. Schwoerer begs Oppenheim for a testimonial, which could save him from a US war crimes trial and...
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by Oscar Wilde
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London, 1895: crafty friends Jack and Algernon are living a double life. This production of Oscar Wilde's comedy was mounted to celebrate the centenary of the play's first night at London's Haymarket Theatre on 14th February 1895. Dame Judi Dench as "Lady Bracknell" Sir Michael Hordern as "Lane" Michael Sheen as "Jack Worthing" Martin Clunes as "Algernon Moncrieff" John Moffatt as "Rev. Canon Chasuble" Miriam Margolyes as "Miss Prism"...
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by Alex Garland
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Joe Dempsie reads Alex Garland's cult tale of paradise sought and lost. Abridged by Sara Davies.
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by Daphne du Maurier
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After an eye operation, Marda West can see things that others can't...` Emma Fielding reads a two part fantasy thriller in which the author explores the darker aspects of human nature. Produced by Gemma Jenkins.
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by Julian Symons
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In Julian Symons's psychological thriller, John Wilkins, an unhappily-married man, is charged with the brutal murder of a young woman he admires. Wilkins is subject to blackouts and can't remember anything. Winner of a Gold Dagger award for crime writing. Dramatised by Guy Meredith Directed by Enyd Williams. John Wilkins: David Threlfall May Wilkins: Natasha Pyne Mrs Wilkins: Charlotte Mitchell Uncle Dan: Harold Innocent James Hayley: Anthony Newlands Magnus Newton: Michael Cochrane Justice...
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by Julian Symons
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In Julian Symons's psychological thriller, John Wilkins, an unhappily-married man, is charged with the brutal murder of a young woman he admires. Wilkins is subject to blackouts and can't remember anything.  Writer: Julian Symons Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Director: Claire Grove John: Tom Smith May: Clare Corbett Sheilla: Lydia Leonard Uncle Dan: Don McCorkindale Newton: Geoffrey Whitehead Mrs Wilkins: Frances Jeater Hayley: Andrew Hamson Dr Andreadis: Ioan Meredith Bill: Ben Crowe Mr...
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by Guy Vaesen & Lawrence Durrell
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The Dark Labyrinth by Guy Vaesen was based on the novel by Lawrence Durrell. A strangely assorted set of people on a Mediterranean cruise; a visit to a famous labyrinth on the island of Crete; and a confrontation with their private natures and fears that none had expected.  Directed By: Margaret Etall Lord Graecen: David Bird Captain Baird: John Rowe Olaf Fearmax: Malcolm Hayes Miss Dombey: Norma Ronald Jack Truman: David Ryall Elsie Truman: Rosemary Leach Campion: Michael Shannon Virginia...
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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Keith and his business partner, Alistair, take their wives, June and Emma, on a cabin-cruiser holiday up the River Orb to Armageddon Bridge.  They have high hopes for a relaxing and tranquil boating holiday along Britain's scenic waterways. They soon find, however, that navigating the Hadforth Bounty isn't as easy as expected, and maintaining even tempers in the strict confines of a four-berth cabin proves virtually impossible. Before long the landlubbers and their vessel get into severe...
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The 1966 story behind Total Recall by sci-fi master Philip K Dick. Read by William Hootkins.  Produced by Gemma Jenkins. Episode 1  Hidden beneath false memories, a disturbing truth is revealed.  Episode 2  Does a childhood fantasy hold the key to the human race's survival? Philip K Dick's classic tale concluded by William Hootkins.
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by Dorothy L Sayers
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Dorothy L. Sayers’ first Lord Peter Wimsey tale introduces many of the author’s best-known characters. Wimsey’s mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, rings her son with news of ‘such a quaint thing’. She has heard through a friend that Mr Thipps, a respectable Battersea architect, found a dead man in his bath - wearing nothing but a gold prince-nez. Lord Wimsey makes his way straight over to Mr Thipps, and a good look at the body raises a number of interesting questions. Why would...
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by Jill Paton Walsh
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When Fran, takes over the biography of mathematician Gideon Summerfield, she rapidly discovers a mystery which could put her in danger.  Starring Barbara Flynn as Imogen Quy and Rosemary Leach as Janet Summerfield Dramatised By: Neville Teller Directed by Janet Whitaker With Tracy Wiles Peter Howell James Greene Marlene Sidaway Geoffrey Whitehead Colin Starkey Di Botcher Iwan Thomas Robert Harper
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